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Vagisil Feminine Powder
No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without help of pharmaceuticals, however if you're having a problem see a gyn rather than using those products. ...Read more
What is best feminine douche in european market - similar to vagisil odor block douche? The one that is harmless, pH neutral with similar ingredients?
None are good: Using a douche does more harm than good. It kills off the healthy bacteria that protect and clean the vagina. Soap and water is all you need for cleaning. If you have an odor problem then schedule a visit for bacterial vaginosis testing. This is the most common cause of vaginal odor and can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
How good is vagisil pH balanced, odour control formula feminine wash? I sometimes have fishy smell down there & it's annoying & embarrassing! I test ok
Good: There's no harm in the product you describe but it sounds like it's not clearing up your symptoms. An odor almost always means an elevation of your ph. Nearly 100% of the time. Sometimes the tests the doctors perform in their office aren't accurate (i.e. Looking under microscope). If I have a patient and their ph is elevated, I treat them for bacterial vaginosis even if micro is negative. ...Read more
How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?
I'm not sexually active, a couple of months ago I got a bad reaction from this vagisil powder, ever since I've been burning on the outside of my v why?
Any precautions for using Vagisil powder in my underwear for a sweating issue? How often can I use it? Have severe sweating from medicine side effect.
Why vagisil?: This product is marketed for "feminine odor". If you are simply sweating, any powder, even corn starch, will do and you will not risk anything from extra perfumes or chemicals. Be sure you are wearing cotton underwear and changing often. Ask your doctor whether this "sweating" is an expected side effect, and how soon you can stop taking it. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Recommend following the packaging instructions which is usually no more than 3-4 times a day. If you are still having irritation I would recommend follow up with a gynecologist. There are conditions that Vagisil won't treat. Make sure you are using the right product. ...Read more
Not inside: It means you don't put it all the way inside. ...Read more
Feminine wipes: Many feminine wipes contain ingredients such as fragrances or preservatives that can irritate delicate tissues in the vulvar area and can cause a contact dermatitis. Best way to take care of the area is to wash with a mild, fragrance-free soap or cleansing bar, avoid using washcloths or sponges (just use hands) and use a fragrance-free dye-free detergent when washing your clothes and underwear. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, vagisil is a safe product to use. I would use at most 2 times a week. A lot of women are using products unnecessarily. If your vagina actually smells, then you should consider being evaluated for a bacterial infection. Vagina is like a self-cleaning oven, it actually doesn't need any products to keep it fresh and clean! Your diet, exercise, sleep are more important for vaginal health! ...Read more
I have an odor down there that won't go away no matter what I do. I've tried cleansing washes and vagisil but nothing helps. What do I do?
See a gynecologist: There are several causes of vaginal infections that can produce a malodorous discharge. Somebody needs to get a full history, including your sexual experiences, and examine you and the discharge to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. Try women's health assoc in corbin or cathleen suto in williamsburg. Good luck. ...Read more
I've been tested and done everything you can think of, I still have discomfort down there. Nobody seems to know. I've literally just relied on vagisil?
Vulvodynia?: There is a condition called idiopathic vulvodynia. (The name doesn't really say much: it's Latin for vulvar pain of unknown cause.) If you have genital burning or pain and all exams and tests show for sure no yeast, herpes, STDs, or other explantion, you may have it. Discuss with your doctor, or ask for referral to a doctor familiar with it. Usually effective treatment can be found. Good luck! ...Read more
Yeast infection: Either should be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›